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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 8:30am - Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 5:00pm
Training Courses

Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level (3-day)

  • Fundamentals of software testing—key concepts, context, risk, goals, process, and people issues
  • Lifecycle testing—relationship of testing to development, including different models, verification and validation, and types of testing
  • Test levels—system, acceptance, unit, and integration testing
  • Test design techniques—black-box test methods, white-box testing, and exploratory testing
  • Static testing—reviews, inspections, and static analysis tools
  • Test management—team organization, key roles and responsibilities, test approach and planning, configuration management, defect classification and tracking, test reporting
  • Testing tools—selection, benefits, risks, and classifications

Are you looking for an internationally recognized certification in software testing? Delivered by top experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB® Certified Tester—Foundation Level exam. ISTQB® is the only internationally accepted certification for software testing, accredited through its network of national boards. The ISTQB®, a non-proprietary organization, has granted more than 295,000 certifications in more than 70 countries around the world.

In the Software Tester Certification course, you’ll learn the basic skills required of a software test professional and how testing fits into software development. Find out what it takes to be a successful software tester and how testing can add significant value to software development projects.

Who Should Attend
The Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level course is appropriate for individuals who recently entered the testing field and those currently seeking ISTQB® certification in software testing.

Exam Guarantee
Course registrants who do not pass the exam within 60 days of completing either the online or public course will be provided 45 days of free access to our online eSoftware Tester Certification—Foundation Level course for additional learning.

Click here to download the ISTQB® Foundation Level Syllabus
Click Here to download the ISTQB® Advanced Level Syllabus

3-Day Course Outline

Fundamentals of software testing
Software context—Why does software fail?
Principles, scope, and focus of testing
Debugging vs. testing
Understanding risk
Identifying and analyzing project and product risks
Goals of testing
Basic testing process
Test psychology—viewpoints on testing

Testing Throughout Software Development
Testing and development
Early testing
Models and testing
The “V” model
Verification and validation
Test levels—unit, integration, system, acceptance
Understanding regression testing
Understanding test types

Static Techniques
What is static testing?
Reviews, inspections, walkthroughs, etc.
General review process
Common types of reviews
Roles and responsibilities in reviews
Success factors for reviews
Limits of reviews
Understanding static analysis tools

Test Design Techniques
Overview of test design and the design approach
Documentation decisions
Types of test design techniques
Human/experience-based methods
Black-box (functional) techniques
White-box (structural) techniques
Experience-based techniques
Selecting the appropriate test technique

Test Management
Team organization
Roles and responsibilities
Understanding the test manager
Understanding the tester
Test planning and strategy
Configuration management and testing
Defect/incident classification and management

Tool Support for Testing
Selection process
Risks and concerns

Class Daily Schedule
/Registration 7:30–8:30am
Morning Session 8:30am–12:00pm
Lunch 12:00–1:00pm
Afternoon Session 1:00–5:00pm
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
At the conclusion of the course, the ISTQB® Certified–Foundation Level exam will be given. The exam is held at 3:30 p.m. on the third day of the course.
The ISTQB® Certified–Foundation Level certification exam is independently administered by the American Software Testing Qualifications Board, Inc. (ASTQB) or the Canadian Software Testing Board (CSTB) depending upon course location. To learn more about this ceritifcation program or to download the syllabus, visit or
Training Course Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion
Dawn Haynes, PerfTestPlus, Inc.

Dawn Haynes is COO, principal trainer, and consultant for PerfTestPlus, Inc., and a former director of the Association for Software Testing. Dawn’s unique blend of experience, humor, and effectiveness at providing tools and techniques that help students at all levels generate new approaches to common and complex software testing problems has resulted in her international recognition as an elite trainer of testers. She provides consulting services and is a frequent speaker at testing conferences, local groups, and intimate gatherings of testers.

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